The profile of the ESS Congress is mainly educational, focusing on providing high quality continuing education by the presentation of the latest significant advances in Surgery and encouraging the interaction and open discussion between Faculty and Audience.
Presidents – Chairmen
Please ensure the smooth progress of the Session, time management as well as encourage discussions and interactions between Faculty Members and the Audience by allowing sufficient time for questions from the Public.
Time for Your presentation is 10 minutes (during 90'-sessions) or 12 minutes (during 120'-sessions).
Oral – Video – E-poster
Time for Your presentation is 5 minutes; 2 minutes are dedicated to the discussion.
It is mandatory to respect the timing of each session, not to penalize following sessions, in particular the ones at the end of the days.
Presidents – Chairmen – Speakers
A timer will be running on the screen along with the presentation. After a warning before the last two minutes of the presentation, you will have to ask from the presenter to conclude. Microphones could be closed at the end of Speaker's time and Session time.
The two plenary Sessions will be specially organized: Chairmen, Panelists and Experts will activelly interact. Audience could make questions. Second plenary session will be in Italian language but it is included the English simultaneous translation.
Contributions will be presented in English, the official language of the Congress. Other Languages could be used, but slides must strictly be in English.
All posters will be displayed electronically, for the whole duration of the Congress on the digital screens.
The slide centers will be located in every room.
They will be open at the following times:
June 28th: from 11.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
June 29th: from 8.00 a.m. to the end of the Works.
It will not be possible to connect personal laptops directly to the room projector.
The speakers are invited to deliver their slides to the technician present in the room, where the Congress will take place, at least 2 hours before the presentation. The speakers involved in the first session of the morning are invited to deliver their slides the previous evening.
Special technical requirements can be satisfied if communicated to the Secretariat at least one week before the Congress.
It is absolutely necessary that any files (movies / videos / images) are stored in the same folder as the presentation. We recommend using simple slides without too many animations and with characters no less than 14 points. If non-standard fonts are used (not included in the Windows 7 and higher operating system or Office 2010 or iOS, it is recommended to bring the files necessary for their installation together with the presentation at the slide center and inform the technicians present in advance . (at least 5 hours before your intervention). It is advisable, for the lightness of the presentation, to insert images in .gif and .jpg format (other types of extensions will be accepted as long as they are recognized by the software indicated above).
It is recommended that PowerPoint presentations do not exceed 100MB in size excluding movies. The movies in the presentation must have the following extensions: MOV or MP4 in H264 codec, the same used by youtube, better more modern, lighter, universally read. it will not be possible to view movies created with proprietary codecs of professional machines.
It is recommended not to put more than one video per slide. In any case, it is recommended that the videos to be included in the presentation do not exceed 100 Mb each. If the size of the videos exceeds this limit, we recommend that you deliver a copy of the films to the slide center technicians in advance (at least 5 hours before their intervention) in order to carry out any conversions.
To facilitate the loading of the presentation at the slide center we recommend the following media: Pen Drive or USB hard Disk, CD Rom or Dvd-Rom are also accepted.
The software automatically adapts the projection format according to the slide format (4: 3 or 16: 9).
In the case of slides made with a different format from that of the hall screen, the slides will be displayed in a graphic box.